Monthly Archives: May 2009

terms: pro-life v anti-abortion

I wonder about these terms… which we will be hearing and reading often in the coming days. What is the difference of impact between pro-life and anti-abortion What do these terms really say?  What are people trying to convey by … Continue reading

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FoxNews: “Pro-Life Groups Fear Backlash After Tiller Murder”

From AP via FoxNews: My emphases and comments: Pro-Life Groups Fear Backlash After Tiller MurderMany anti-abortion groups condemned the killing of Tiller, a prominent abortion provider who was shot dead at his church in Wichita, Kansas. But they expressed concern … Continue reading

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Oldie Post: Pentecost at the Pantheon – rose petals falling through the oculus

Here is an oldie post.   Take a look also at what my friend John Sonnen post over at his place Orbis Catholicus here and here. _________ In Rome on Pentecost, in the Pantheon, now a minor basilica called S. Maria … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about the Tiller murder

I await with anxiety the inevitable capture of the person who shot George Tiller to death. Tiller will now be lifted up in mockery of authentic martyrdom. I hope to God his murderer is not Catholic. I am supposing he … Continue reading

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Late-term abortionist George Tiller murdered at his church

All… the NYT has this story.  The infamous late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed today in his church. WDTPRS deplores this violence.  Furthermore, this will bring horrific blow-back down on the entire pro-life movement. Abortion Doctor Shot … Continue reading

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Philadelphia: Solemn TLM – 28 June

From a reader: A traditional Latin Missa Cantata (Mass in the Extraordinary Form) has been scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in anticipation of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Church of St. Paul, … Continue reading

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More on the issue of the traditional Ambrosian Rite

I wrote about the letter of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei about the use of the traditional form of the Ambrosian Rite. Now there is an article in Il Giornale about the issue. n. 131 del 2009-05-31 pagina 4 «La … Continue reading

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Funny conversation I must share about “dogma” theme Sundays

From a skype conversation with one of my witty interlocutors: "[08:31 AM] … : Next week in the Novus Ordo is Trinity Sunday.  We hate these dogmatic "theme" Sundays.  People could care less about dogma.  I wish the Novus Ordo … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 86: Year for Priests; Pius IX on priests, Mass and Holy Days of obligation

In this PODCAzT we will look into the new Year of Priests announced by Pope Benedict XVI and the indulgence priests and lay faithful can gain each in their own ways. Then, I will start what I hope to carry … Continue reading

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Not quite in honor of St. Joan of Arc

You might have missed had Catholic Church Conservation not been vigilant. Yes, YouTube has video produced by the infamous St. Joan of Arch parish in Minneapolis on the occasion of their Earth Day celebration! Look at it as a sort … Continue reading

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Discussion: Orchestral Music for Holy Mass in the Roman Rite

Under another entry commenters went down the rabbit… but with a good topic for discussion. Orchestral music for Holy Mass…. Mozart Masses, Schubert, Haydn, Gounod, Faure, Reinberger, etc. Kosher for the Roman Rite?  Not Kosher?

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Novena: Pray to the Holy Spirit – VIGIL OF PENTECOST

Last Thursday was the Feast of the Ascension. Today is the Vigil of Pentecost. The original NOVENA is underway. Pray to the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 28: Pentecost (1962MR)

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  Today we will learn the antiphons, orations and readings, sequence, preface and proper parts of the Roman Canon for Pentecost in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  In this installment … Continue reading

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DETROIT: 31 May (Pentecost) Solemn FIRST Mass – TLM

From a reader: Rev. Mr. Charles White IV is to be ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, May 30th.   His first Mass as celebrant, will be in the Extraordinary Form – a … Continue reading

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Discussion between D. Kmiec and R. George on the Obama Administration

On Thursday, 29 May there was a very interesting "discussion" held by Catholic University of America on "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is there a common ground on life issue? What is the right response by … Continue reading

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